Eric Barlevav was out riding once and came upon our crew doing a bike-test photo shoot. That was probably close to ten years ago. He asked us if he could be one of our test riders. We gave him a shot at it and then ended up using him frequently for several years. He became a pro cross-country mountain bike racer, but never achieved stardom, then he landed a pro road contract. He won some American races, but he never reached the Tour De France level. Now he's back in school.
Photo: JK/Mountain Bike Action